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  1. Cantonese opera theatre to reopen after government subsidises rent

    Posted Feb 20th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The government will subsidise about half of the increased rent for North Point's Sunbeam Theatre, which will reopen on March 12 after a new lease is signed today. Chinese Artists' Association vice-chairman Yuen Siu-fai said landlord Law Sau-fai and the theatre's operator would sign a new three-year lease today, with a monthly rent of HK$698,000. He said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670572/cantonese-opera-theatre-reopen-after-government-subsidises-rent
  2. Sunbeam Theatre gets reprieve

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The owner of the Sunbeam Theatre has agreed to extend the lease by three years, but on the condition that he be allowed to redevelop the site after the lease expires. The landlord ... income.' Landlord Law Sau-fai bought the North Point site in 2003 intending to tear down the theatre and build a mall, which would benefit from a private residential and hotel development ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668931/sunbeam-theatre-gets-reprieve
  3. Rent subsidy may save Sunbeam Theatre

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Simon Wan A new plan being considered by the government could save the embattled Sunbeam Theatre. Democratic Party lawmaker Kam Nai-wai said the plan included the government paying part ... of the theatre through seeking sponsorship and appropriate subsidy schemes,' the Home Affairs Bureau said. The theatre, a centre for Cantonese opera productions, faces closure because of decreasing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664859/rent-subsidy-may-save-sunbeam-theatre
  4. Arts boss foreshadows Sunbeam Theatre deal

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong A deal is expected to be struck this month between the government and the owners of the Sunbeam Theatre in North Point in a plan to keep the popular Cantonese Opera venue open until an alternative is available. The venue had faced closure because of a drastic increase in rent but the government now plans to increase subsidies to the opera groups using the theatre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665468/arts-boss-foreshadows-sunbeam-theatre-deal
  5. Minister heckled as 'Victoria Park brothers' hold sway

    Posted Apr 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Constitutional Affairs minister Stephen Lam Sui-lung was subjected to chants of 'Liar! Liar!' and 'Come out to vote!' when he appeared on RTHK's City Forum show yesterday. But there was no repeat of the scenes in Victo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/711809/minister-heckled-victoria-park-brothers-hold-sway
  6. Political theatre

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Mutsuko Murakami

    ... One of the first things Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi did after winning another three-year term as head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party - and reshuffling his cabinet - was to go for a photo shoot. He spent hours posing on Tuesday fo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429257/political-theatre
  7. LOOKING AHEAD

    Posted Mar 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Annie Get Your Gun The Hong Kong Singers presents the musical written by Irving Berlin. Mar 9-12, 7.30pm, (Mar 12 also at 2.30pm), Mar 13, 7pm, Mar 14, 7.30pm, City Hall Theatre, Central. $230-$330 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2537 4180 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/491141/looking-ahead
  8. James To recoils from rent row hullabaloo

    Posted Sep 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn Democrat James To Kun-sun, who has been embroiled in a row about office rent, opted to dodge the limelight in an apparent attempt to avoid reminding voters about the controversy. He began the day by attending the wedding of one of his helpers a ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/470177/james-recoils-rent-row-hullabaloo
  9. Fans vow to keep up call for Island opera venue

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The vow came as opera fans celebrated a reprieve for North Point's landmark Sunbeam Theatre after a last-minute, four-year deal between the landlord and a new tenant. But the chairwoman of the Hong Kong Chinese Opera and Performing Arts Group Association, Jennifer Chow Kit-bing, last night accused the government of failing to offer any help to save the theatre. 'What we saw ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993161/fans-vow-keep-call-island-opera-venue
  10. Hundreds of public estate tenants demand a rent cut

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Hostility between the Housing Authority and its tenants over the rent dispute escalated yesterday as some 300 angry tenants marched from the High Court to the Central Government Offices, demanding an immediate rent cut. The protest came two days before a ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425793/hundreds-public-estate-tenants-demand-rent-cut

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